University Research Center
Hancock County
2012-2016 American Community Survey Hancock County Mississippi
Total population 46,028 2,989,192
Male population 22,404 1,450,269
Female population 23,624 1,538,923
Median age 41.8 36.7
Age dependency ratio  66.3 63.3
Citizen voting age population 35,672 2,256,840
Male voting age population 17,318 1,077,550
Female voting age population 18,379 1,178,815
Median household income  $46,542 $40,528
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older)  57.7% 57.8%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  6.8% 9.8%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $18,750 $19,990
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $27,454 $26,240
Some college or associate's degree $31,082 $30,081
Bachelor's degree $41,800 $41,282
Graduate or professional degree $58,646 $51,881
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  4.2% 5.8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  11.5% 11.2%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  28.4% 30.4%
Some college, no degree  27.0% 22.8%
Associate's degree  8.0% 8.7%
Bachelor's degree  13.1% 13.1%
Graduate or professional degree  7.9% 7.9%
High school graduate or higher  84.3% 83.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher  20.9% 21.0%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  18.5% 22.3%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  39.0% 41.1%
By age:
Under 18 22.7% 31.5%
18-64 18.7% 20.6%
65 and over 12.6% 13.4%
By sex:
Male 17.9% 20.0%
Female 19.1% 24.5%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 35.5% 34.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19.2% 20.1%
Some college or associate's degree 11.8% 14.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 7.4% 5.4%

Census Bureau Hancock County Mississippi
2017 Population Estimates  47,053 2,984,100
2010 Census
Population  43,929 2,967,297
Population per square mile  92.7 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016 Hancock County Mississippi
Per capita income  $32,487 $35,484
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $1,520,089 $106,052,785
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $411,641 $28,348,327
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  27.1% 26.7%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 1.5% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  4.59% 9.38%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Hancock County Mississippi
Labor force 18,911 1,280,071
Employment 17,886 1,215,115
Unemployment 1,025 64,956
Unemployment rate 5.4% 5.1%

Mississippi Department of Health, 2016 Hancock County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers 220 20,176
Percent of births to unwed mothers  47.5% 53.2%

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure Hancock County Mississippi
Physicians by county, 2016  37 6,219

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Hancock County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  12 1,385
By sex:
Male 12 1,021
Female 0 364

County Business Patterns, 2016 Hancock County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 717 58,850
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 9,489 939,322
Annual payroll ($1,000) $377,899 $34,356,961
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 384 29,356
5 to 9 employees 161 12,719
10 to 19 employees 82 8,188
20 to 49 employees 60 5,516
50 to 99 employees 13 1,787
100 to 249 employees 13 873
250 to 499 employees 2 265
500 to 999 employees 2 96
1000+ employees 0 50
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 2 680
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) N/A 328
Utilities (22) 5 608
Construction (23) 53 3,796
MFG (31-33) 27 2,141
Wholesale trade (42) 19 2,748
Retail trade (44-45) 129 11,608
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 24 2,054
Information (51) 10 970
Finance and insurance (52) 50 4,713
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 30 2,407
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 108 4,654
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 1 347
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 31 2,254
Educational services (61) 5 608
Health care and social assistance (62) 53 6,206
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 14 688
Accommodation and food services (72) 97 5,542
Other services (except public administration) (81) 59 6,386
Industries not classified (99) N/A 112

University Research Center Hancock County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county  0.75 N/A

The University Research Center (URC) conducts applied unbiased research on a variety of state and local issues including revenue estimation, economic impact analysis, socio-economic policy analysis, tax analysis, and economic forecasting for the State of Mississippi. Clients include both public and private entities. URC routinely works closely with both the Legislative and Executive branches of state government. State Economist Dr. Darrin Webb is the current Director of the University Research Center. URC is a division of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

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